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freight elevator

Definition:

an elevator designed for carrying freight

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

freight elevators

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Elevator | lift

a type of vertical transport equipment that efficiently moves people or goods between floors of a building, vessel or other structures. Elevators are generally powered by electric motors that either drive traction cables or counterweight systems like a... (38 of 13234 words, 36 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Elevator

Collins Dictionary:

service lift | service elevator [United States]

[British] a lift which carries heavy goods in a place of business, as for example, plates in a restaurant | a lift used by staff in a place of ... (28 of 314 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/service-lift

Random House Dictionary:

service elevator

an elevator for the use of servants and delivery people and for carrying large items. (15 of 17 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/service-elevator

New World Dictionary:

service elevator [United States]

an elevator used by servants and tradespeople and for carrying goods, baggage, etc. (13 of 14 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/service-elevator

Britannica Encyclopedia:

elevator [vertical transport] | lift [synonym]

car that moves in a vertical shaft to carry passengers or freight between the levels of a multistory building. Most modern elevators are propelled by ... (25 of 1596 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/184491​/elevator

Wiktionary:

elevator | elevators [plural] | lift [British, synonym, sense-specific]

[United States] Permanent construction with a built-in platform that is lifted vertically. | A silo used for storing wheat, corn or other grain (grain elevator) | A control surface of an aircraft responsible for controling the pitching motion of the ... (38 of 75 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/elevator

Columbia Encyclopedia:

elevator

in machinery, device for transporting people or goods from one level to another. The term is applied to the enclosed structures as well as the open ... (26 of 272 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0817051​.html

airplane | aeroplane | aircraft | supersonic transport | tail assembly | elevator | empennage | fuselage | monoplane | ...

heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air. (21 of 24 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0802904​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

elevator | elevator shoe

North American term for "lift" [sense-specific of the noun]. | a machine consisting of an endless belt with scoops attached, used for raising grain to ... (24 of 187 words, 6 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/elevator

Merriam-Webster:

elevator

one that raises or lifts something up: as ; an endless belt or chain ... | a movable airfoil usually attached to the tailplane of an airplane for ... (27 of 97 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/elevator

American Heritage Dictionary:

elevator

A platform or an enclosure raised and lowered in a vertical shaft to transport people or freight. | The enclosure or platform with its operating ... (24 of 79 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/elevator

Cambridge Dictionary:

elevator | lift

[United States] ([British] "lift") a small room which carries people or goods up and down in tall buildings | a moving strip which can be used for ... (26 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/elevator

Macmillan British Dictionary:

elevator [countable, United States] | elevators [plural]

a lift in a building (5 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/elevator

Encarta Dictionary:

elevator | elevators [plural] | grain elevator [agriculture, sense-specific] | grain elevators [agriculture, sense-specific, plural]

a platform, cage, or enclosed compartment that is raised or lowered ... | a storehouse for grain, equipped with a mechanism for taking in, lifting, ... (24 of 164 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607936​/definition​.html  [offline]

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